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And yup, they put me on a low dose of insulin before lunch. I kind of figured this was going to happen, so emotionally I was prepared. It still kind of sucks though. He said that I was doing great with the diet, I brought my food diary for him to look over, and that it may just be that time of day for me.
Im on insulin before every meal and at bed. Ive been playing with my dose though because my sugar was still too high but Ive found by adding about 5 units every other day I'm getting it under control. Just try to remember that good sugar means good size baby and high sugar means big baby.
did they not talk to you about self adjusting your insulin?[/b]
All she said is that I can go up by 5 units every other night for my before bed and that I can increase the other if I need to because all that would happen is low blood sugar. I think I have finally got the amounts nailed out though because my before lunch was normal and my after supper was 111!!!! normally after meals its almost 200. I feel confident adjusting it myself since it is my body and I know my limitations. I keep track of all my amounts so my doctor will know everything for my next appointment.
The sliding scale works like this
say your sugar 3 points over the normal allowed (sorry I don;t know american sugar values)
then the next day for that meal you would increase your insulin by 2 units. if its under you would decrease.
if my sugar is 12 and its only allowed to be 8 then I would increase my insulin for that meal the next day.